OJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (Roushie: ОАО «Аэрофло́т-Росси́йские авиали́нии», OAO Aeroflot-Rossiyskiye avialinii) (MCXAFLT), commonly kent as Aeroflot (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈɛrˌflɔːt/ or Listeni/ˌɛrˈflɔːt/) (Roushie: Аэрофлот, Inglis/Scots translation: "air fleet"), is the flag carrier an lairgest airline o Roushie. The carrier operates domestic an internaitional passenger services, mainly frae its hub at Sheremetyevo Internaitional Airport.

Aeroflot—Russian Airlines
Аэрофлот—Российские авиалинии
IATA ICAO Callsign
SU AFL AEROFLOT
Foondit9 Februar 1923 (1923-02-09)
Commenced operations15 Julie 1923 (1923-07-15)
HubsSheremetyevo Internaitional Airport
Frequent-fleer programAeroflot Bonus
AllianceSkyTeam
Subsidiaries
  • Aeroflot-Cargo
  • Aeroflot-Finance
  • Aurora (51%)
  • Dobrolet (100%)
  • Donavia (100%)
  • Jetallians Vostok
Fleet size153
Destinations129
Company sloganSincerely Yours (Roushie: Искренне вашIskrenne vash)
Parent companyGovrenment o Roushie (51%)
HeidquartersMoscow, Roushie
Key fowkVitaly Savelyev (CEO)
RevenueIncrease US$8,13 billion (FY 2012)
Net incomeDecrease US$166 million (FY 2012)
Employees30,328 (Aeroflot Group)
Wabsteidwww.aeroflot.ru

Aeroflot is ane o the auldest airlines in the warld, tracin its history back ae 1923. Durin the Soviet era, Aeroflot wis the Soviet naitional airline an the lairgest airline in the warld.[1][2] Follaein the Dissolution o the Soviet Union, the carrier haes been transformit frae a state-run enterprise intae a semi-privatisit company which rankit 19t maist profitable in the warld in 2007. Aeroflot is still considered the de facto naitional airline o Roushie. It is 51%-awned bi the Roushie Govrenment. As o September 2013, the Aeroflot Group haed 30,328 employees.

The company haes embarkit on a fleet modernisation programme, extensive route restructurin, an a image owerhaul. The airline joined SkyTeam in Apryle 2006, becomin the 10t member o the alliance.

BibliographyEedit

  • Davies, R.E.G. (1992). Aeroflot: An Airline and Its Aircraft (First ed.). Rockville, Maryland: Paladwr Press. ISBN 0-9626483-1-0.
  • MacDonald, Hugh (1975). Aeroflot: Soviet air transport since 1923. Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00117-6.

Freemit airtinsEedit

  1. "Soviet Union". Lcweb2.loc.gov. Retrieved 12 Julie 2011.
  2. Smith, Patrick (9 Mairch 2004). "Ask the pilot". Salon.com. Archived frae the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2007.